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I grew up right near a military base and actually attended high school on the base.
My dad worked there for years and that's where I met my (now retired from the Air Force) husband.
The military is a way of life in my family and we're always trying to find ways to support those serving.
Deployed Soldier Care Package DIY Using Your Cricut
A few years ago, my niece's husband was deployed in Kandahar so Melanie and I loved to create and send care packages to him every couple of months.
We decorated the inside of the box and then filled it with toiletry items, fun snacks, and toys or magazines.
And the fun part was when we would send off a really cool box decorated using my trusty Cricut Explore Air.
It was so easy and I made the entire thing in under 20 minutes.
Here's a simple tutorial on how to create a deployed soldier care package DIY using your Cricut!
This project was SO easy to do and only used a few materials.
Check out how I did it:
- Cricut Explore Air
- Use this project
- Glue Dots
- Double Sided Tape
- Flat Rate USPS Shipping Box
- Cricut StrongGrip Cutting Mat
- Cricut Deep Cut Blade
- Cricut Weeding Tool
Use a pair of scissors to trim the cardstock to fit the inside of your box. Adhere it with double sided tape.
I love how easy it to use the Cricut software to create Make It Now projects!
I just select the project from the gallery, click the green “Make” button, and Cricut walks me through cutting out even the most intricate design in easy to follow steps.
Follow the directions on the screen and select which cuts you want to do (I picked a 4 different cuts of varying sized stars).
Adhere your first piece of cardstock on to the Cricut StrongGrip Cutting Mat.
Select “Cardstock” on your dial.
Watch the Cricut Explore Air cut out your first design – it's SO AWESOME!
Once the cutting is complete, remove the felt from the Cricut Mat.
Then use the Cricut Weeding Tool to peel the negative space pieces off your cut cardstock.
Now, you'll repeat steps four through seven for each selected design and with a new piece of cardstock each time.
Use the double sided tape and Glue Dots to adhere the cut designs on the inside of the box.
Layer them or use individually – it's your choice!
Fill the decorated box with toiletry, fun, and snacky items for your deployed soldier.
Get it in the mail so they can enjoy it!